Jonathan Barnhoorn, MSc.


  • Bachelor & Master thesis supervisor
  • Second year research project (onderzoeksopdracht)


Jonathan is a PhD student in the Re-LOAD project, studying motor skill learning in older adults.

The growing population of older adults has an increasing impact on society. The Re-LOAD project is focused on investigating how aging influences the basic capacity to develop new motor skills. We will first characterize differences between age groups and between individuals. Subsequently, we will investigate behavioral and physiological interventions to increase the capacity of older adults to develop new motor skills.

Curriculum Vitae


07/2014 – present

PhD Candidate, topic: “Motor learning in elderly”

  • University of Twente

09/2012 – 09/2014

Research Master Cognitive Neuroscience (cum laude)

  • Leiden University
  • Thesis “Can visual entrainment of alpha activity enhance cognitive performance?” (graded 8.5)

09/2012 – 07/2013

Leiden Leadership Honours Program (graded 8.5)

09/2009 – 07/2012

Bsc Psychology

  • Leiden University
  • Thesis “The influence of temperature on exploration versus exploitation” (graded 9.5)

09/2005 – 08/2009

Bsc Communication & Multimedia Design

  • Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
  • Thesis “Responsibly activating brands in Dutch Families” (graded 9.0)

Professional Experience

09/2012 – 09/2014

Research Assistant at Leiden University

01/2008 – 02/2010

Pikzel Creative Design Agency, Owner / Director


09/2013 – today

Graduation internship Philips Research

02/2009 – 06/2009

Thesis at advertising agency Merx

09/2007 – 12/2007

Designer at SunIdee Strategic Innovation & Marketing